Charles “Charlie” R. Ashcraft AKA Chas, 75, of Mannington, WV, passed peacefully on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. With his long-time loving companion Donna Jo was by his side when he went to go rest high on the mountain. He was born on September 7, 1946 at Sycamore Holler. He is the son of late Howard Rexal and Lillie Mae Ashcraft.
Charlie attended Mannington and Farmington Schools, graduating from Farmington High in 1964. Shortly, there after he joined the US Army and served most of his time in Germany working with missiles. He also worked in the coal mines, electrical, construction and carpentry fields. Charlie also worked for his son, Zachariah in Florida for a short time, learning the concrete business. He also worked in the fishing industry in the outer banks.
With his companion Donna Jo Elliott-Tomana, Charlie loved to travel all over the map and would always find his way back to the mountains of West Virginia. He had a passion for fishing, being in the open outdoors while listening to bluegrass music. Charlie loved his children and was very proud of his grandchildren.
Charlie is also preceded in death by four brothers; Howard, Doug, Don, and Bob; one sister, Nancy and her husband Steve Matusky; one nephew; Michael (Ooper) Moorehead.
Charlie is survived by two sisters; Patricia and husband Ken Cole of Salisbury, NC, and Debbie and husband Mark Raschella of Farmington. Also survived by three children who he loved very deeply; Shawn Ashcraft and a granddaughter Paige of TN, Charley (Aaron) Buck and their two children Riley and Ansley of Trenton, FL, Zachariah (Tanya) and their new baby Emerie Ashcraft of Trenton, FL. Charles is also survived by his blended family Aja (Angie) Tomana, Seth Tomana, Allyson Tomana and their children who loved him like an uncle. Several nieces and nephews and a special cousin Connie Ashley.
Charlie was noted among his friends and family for his iconic black boots and his long beard.
At a later date there will be a Celebration of Life with a chicken roast.
Online condolences can be made on www.afffordablefuneralandcremationWV.com. Affordable Funeral and Cremation is honored to serve the Ashcraft/Tomana family.
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